Go Dion, go!
Thank you, Gerard Kennedy! Eeg... it's going to be close.
You've probably figured out by now that I'm rooting for Stéphane Dion. In truth, I have never felt so positive about a politician in my life. I had a brief crush on Howard Dean back in the day. And I have a little enduring one on Judy Wasylycia-Leis. And for a period of a week, after he went to the hospital with an asthma attack, I secretly swooned about Stephen Harper.
But Dion... He might seriously be the guy who could make this cynical youngster get off the fence and believe in politics for once. I was so glad when Martha Hall-Findlay endorsed him, because those two both have the same spirit.
I dig Dion's three pillars: economic prosperity, social justice and environmental sustainability. I also know that he will stand up for Canadian unity -- not nationalism -- in a way that is based on rationalism, rather than emotionalism.
(By the way, did you know Dion's youth team is handing out condoms -- "For your third pillar" -- at the conference?)
I'm holding my breath.